Solo, 16, is a former child soldier from an armed group in the South Kivu Province.
For a year, Kayemba has been an active fighter among hundreds of others in a self-defense group.
On International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, Child Reporters launched messages asking to end the use of children in armed groups and forces.
Ricardo, as every child, has the right to be registered at the Civil Registry Office and to have its birth certificate but today he is deprived of his identity.
In Bikoro, victims of sexual violence are victimized not only by their tormentors, but also by the police.
Every day the two boys spend hours walking to pick up as many bottles as possible to resell them afterwards.
Walking through the streets of Bunia, we noticed something which shocked us: games stalls were being frequented by children, even though gambling is something normally reserved for adults.
The street has become the only family for many children across the DRC. Traditionally called ‘shegués’, these street children nonetheless have the right to enjoy a decent life.
Like Rachel and Exaucé, thirteen thousand live on the streets in Kinshasa. Thirteen thousand children. Thirteen thousand lives.
Rachel is now 20 years old. All she ever wanted was to study to become a nurse but her dream was stolen from her when she was abducted by force into an armed group.